I’ve received lots of messages from people who are new to resource wondering what type of assessment to complete. Assessments can be really expensive to purchase and some only cater for a small percentage of pupils. The Schonell Reading and Spelling tests are available free of charge online and are really easy to complete.


Seomra Ranga

The spelling tests give you an idea of the spelling age of the pupils.

Schonell Spelling Test A and B

Schonell Spelling Test B

The reading tests give you an idea of the reading age of the pupils.

Schonell Reading Test

It should be noted that these tests are old but I think they give you a rough idea of where the child is at in terms of their reading age. It does not test comprehension so is therefore not the most accurate indicator of reading age but I still do it as a rough guide.